Vancouver’s Down Town East Side a disaster area ?
.......A lot of people would say YES. Crime is the one of the biggest reasons. There are drug deals in the DTES and many drug users. The users have to commit crime to support their drugs habits. A lot of the users are either homeless or living in affordable housing, main rundown east side hotels and apartments.
First of all the hotels they live in are disgusting, infested by insects and rodents. They are also in disrepair having owners that don’t seem to care. The Sahota family is one of the owners , owning a number of hotels and apartments. The Cobalt Motor Hotel on the 900-block Main Street is one of the hotels that is owned by Sahota.
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